Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholorine

rojopom

LifeTime Supporter
May 24, 2012
3
#1
Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholorine? Just do not want to damage or reduce the life. Great site BTW, fantastic info.
:goodjob:
 

jblizzle

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 19, 2010
41,197
Tucson, AZ
#2
Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

Yes.

But note you should never add bleach or acid to the skimmer ... always put them into the pool in front of a return jet.

EDIT:
:wave: Welcome :wave:
 

frogabog

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 16, 2010
1,578
Portland, Oregon
#3
Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

Chlorine is chlorine. The chlorine that comes out of the SWG is the same as any that you'd put into the pool any other way. Bleach is chlorine, SWG chlorine is chlorine, and tablets are chlorine. (tablets do contain other stuff like CYA and calcium though, but the chlorine part is always... chlorine) :~}

Sigh... they used to tease me and call me Chlorine! Not kidding.
 

Bama Rambler

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 23, 2009
22,809
SouthWest Alabama
#5
Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

Welcome to TFP.

Listen to Jason, you can add it with the swcg running but I wouldn't pour it in the skimmer.
 

rojopom

LifeTime Supporter
May 24, 2012
3
#6
Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

Well after weeks of research and a frustrating cloudy pool I got lucky enough to find this site. My pool is balanced and clear!!! I had it all right after my frist few read throughs in the pool school but that dang FC, added a little regular Clorox bleach and now everything is as it should be. I can't wait for pool opening next year, bring it, of course that will be after the new liner (found a few little tears, yes I patched them) and the light is not working :roll: and the one big thing left for this year is to tend to the fact I just noticed the bozo that installed the SWG 2 years ago did not ground the sucker.....This could be a problem?
 

JasonLion

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 7, 2007
37,879
Silver Spring, MD
#7
Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

Yes, it certainly should be both grounded and bonded (separately). Do you know the difference between those two and how to do each?
 

rojopom

LifeTime Supporter
May 24, 2012
3
#8
Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

There is a bonding lug. Need to attach an 8 AWG copper wire to the pool bonding system? Hoping that's the cable bolted to the ground by pump :) This stuff was fun til I got to the electrical issues. might have to call an electrician or lock my husband in the pool house until he tends to this mess. Thankful I noticed though